Bacon Ranch Turkey Burgers

$12.11 recipe / $3.03 serving
by Beth - Budget Bytes
4 from 6 votes
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Ever since I made my own Homemade Ranch Seasoning the floodgates of recipe ideas have been opened. Ranch seasoning adds so much delicious, tangy, herby flavor to everything, including burgers. These Bacon Ranch Turkey Burgers are so stupid easy and crazy delicious that I might just never go out for burgers again. And as always, I’ve got plenty of ingredient options for you below. 👇

an oval platter with turkey burgers on a tiled surface

It’s All About the Ranch Seasoning

ALL of the flavor in these turkey burgers comes from ranch seasoning mix. I used my own homemade ranch seasoning, but you can just make this quick and easy using a store-bought packet of Hidden Valley (or any other brand) of ranch seasoning. You’ll need one packet, which is about 3 Tbsp.

Can I Use a Different Type of Meat?

Yes, you can make your bacon ranch burgers using ground beef, ground pork, or even ground chicken. I chose turkey because the light flavor doesn’t compete too much with the ranch seasoning, and I like the texture of ground turkey better than ground chicken.

You’ll want to use ground meat with a little fat to keep the burgers moist and tender.

Close up side view of a ranch turkey burger held in hands

Other Burger Topping Ideas

I topped my burgers with cheese, bacon, lettuce, tomato, and mayonnaise, so it was kind of like a BLT on steroids. But you can change up the toppings if you’re not a fan of what I used. Here are some other topping ideas that would work well with these ranch burgers:

  • Avocado or guacamole
  • Red onion
  • Ranch dressing
  • French fried onions
  • Coleslaw
  • Buffalo sauce
  • Alfalfa sprouts
  • Comeback sauce

What to Serve with Ranch Burgers

I served my Ranch Burgers with some Garlic Parmesan Oven Fries, but there are so many delicious sides that would go great with these burgers. A little potato salad would be awesome, or maybe some Broccoli Pasta Salad, Classic Creamy Coleslaw, or a simple side salad.

Side view of a platter full of bacon ranch turkey burgers
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Bacon Ranch Turkey Burgers

4 from 6 votes
These super simple Bacon Ranch Turkey Burgers are the BEST homemade burgers around. Simple ingredients with TONS of flavor!
Close up side view of a ranch turkey burger held in hands
Servings 4 burgers
Prep 15 mins
Cook 35 mins
Total 50 mins

Ingredients

  • 8 slices bacon ($2.99)
  • 1 lb. ground turkey ($3.99)
  • 3 Tbsp ranch seasoning mix* ($0.53)
  • 1 Tbsp cooking oil ($0.04)
  • 4 slices cheese (optional) ($1.15)
  • 4 hamburger buns ($1.25)
  • 1 tomato ($1.40)
  • 4 leaves lettuce ($0.55)
  • 4 Tbsp mayonnaise ($0.25)

Instructions 

  • Cook the bacon using the directions on the package or the method of your choice (skillet, oven, microwave) until brown and crispy.
  • Add the ground turkey to a bowl along with the ranch seasoning mix. Using your hands, mix the ranch seasoning into the ground turkey.
  • Divide the ground turkey into four equal amounts, then shape into burger patties. The meat will contract quite a bit as it cooks, so make the patties quite wide and flat (about 4.5 inches in diameter).
  • Add a little cooking oil to a skillet and heat over medium. Once the skillet is hot, add the burger patties and cook for 3-5 minutes on each side or until the burgers are browned and cooked through.
  • If using cheese, add a slice of cheese to each burger, place a lid on the skillet and allow the heat to melt the cheese.
  • While the burgers are cooking, slice the tomato. Build the burgers using the buns, tomatoes, lettuce, cooked bacon, and mayonnaise. Enjoy!

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Notes

*You can use store-bought or homemade ranch seasoning. If your ranch seasoning is in bulk rather than a single packet, use about 3 Tbsp.

Nutrition

Serving: 1burgerCalories: 541kcalCarbohydrates: 30gProtein: 38gFat: 29gSodium: 1385mgFiber: 1g
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a bacon ranch turkey burger in a basket with fries

How to Make Bacon Ranch Turkey Burgers – Step by Step Photos

cooked bacon strips on a paper towel lined plate

Cook 8 strips of bacon until brown and crispy using either the instructions on the package or your favorite method. I like to cook my bacon in the oven. Here is my tutorial on how to cook bacon in the oven.

ground turkey in a bowl with ranch seasoning

Add one pound ground turkey to a bowl with 3 Tbsp (one packet) ranch seasoning or homemade ranch seasoning mix. Mix the seasoning into the meat until evenly combined.

Shaped turkey burger patties

Divide the meat into four equal portions and then shape them into patties. The meat will contract quite a bit as it cooks, so make them much wider and flatter than you want the final burger to be. My patties were about 4.5 inches wide when raw. Ground turkey can be quite soft and wet compared to ground beef, but don’t let that worry you.

Cooked turkey burgers in a skillet, two with cheese on top

Add some cooking oil to a skillet and heat over medium. Once hot, add your burgers (you can do two batches if they’re too big to all fit) and cook for 3-5 minutes on each side or until well browned and cooked through. If using cheese, add a slice of cheese on top, place a lid on the skillet, and allow the heat to melt the cheese.

Burgers being assembled on a platter with ingredients on the sides

Assemble your cooked turkey burgers with buns, lettuce, tomato, bacon, and mayo. Then DIG IN! :)

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  1. I love, love, love this recipe!! Actually all of Beth’s recipe that I’ve tried are delicious, but this one is a hit. 
    Unfortunately I couldn’t get buttermilk powder in any of our Australian supermarkets so had to get liquid buttermilk but still worked pretty well. I’m going to buy a buttermilk powder online so can have the ranch seasoning ready for anything. The turkey mince works beautifully for these burgers are it clings together really well, much nicer than beef . 

  2. I’m curious if this could be used as meal prep for the week? Like should I mix the seasoning with the meat and portion out what I need each day? Or should I cook all the burgers same day but then reheat throughout the week?

    1. Hmm, reheated burgers aren’t the best, IMHO, so I’d probably just mix up the meat and cook one each day.

        1. You could freeze the burger patties, but the FDA suggests only about two days for ground meat in the fridge.

  3. Completely fell apart. If you make this add an egg to the ground turkey with the ranch. This will help bind the burger. 

  4. Lol the photo looks like a version of Twilight I’d much rather watch than the original 😂

  5. So simple and yet so very good. I used the bacon grease in place of the cooking oil. My burgers did not fall apart. I used a store ground turkey with about 15% of fat, which may have contributed to my patties sticking together. 

  6. Best burgers I’ve ever made. Only downside was that mine also fell apart like another commenters. Any tips to fix that?

    1. Hmm, I’m not sure as I didn’t encounter that issue so I’m not sure what might be causing it. I wonder if it has to do with the grind of the meat. Sometimes ground meat is very fine, while other times it’s more chunky. I can see how a chunky meat might not hold together as well.

    1. The turkey is a lot more soft than beef, so you may need to use some sort of flat surface on the grill grates.

  7. I made a batch of these (just the ranch-seasoned turkey patties) to have on salads throughout the week and they were delish!

  8. DELICIOUS! But I have to take away one star because my turkey burgers completely fell apart. The melted slice of provolone was the only thing that kept it together enough to get it out the pan. 

  9. Yum! May I suggest using an electric griddle if you have one? You will have more space than in a skillet and it will be easier with the large raw patties.